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A seal (Phoca vitulina) of coastal waters of the Northern Hemisphere, having a spotted gray coat. Also called common seal.
a spotted earless seal, Phoca vitulina, of the N Hemisphere.
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|Noun||1.||harbor seal - small spotted seal of coastal waters of the northern hemisphere|
earless seal, hair seal, true seal - any of several seals lacking external ear flaps and having a stiff hairlike coat with hind limbs reduced to swimming flippers